Dr. Lenore Kitani Dr. of Physical Therapy Certified Orthopedic Manual PT Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certified Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher
First and foremost, I value the practices of yoga and meditation: because these practices inform all other aspects of my life. After practice (and in no particular order) I cherish ample cups of tea throughout the day, making simple and nourishing food for myself and loved ones, international travel and walking in the wilderness carrying only what is needed on my back, having my purring cat near me, cross country skiing on fresh snow, and connecting deeply with friends and family.
I’ve been practicing Iyengar yoga for 20 years and teaching for 4 years. I experience yoga practice as an investigative tool that shines light into the dark and deserted places in my body and mind. While this can often be challenging, ultimately it is transformative.
I am a practicing physical therapist (PT) and very early in my career, the drive for more knowledge lead me to the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine and the Doctorate of Science program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These two trainings increased my robust foundation of anatomy, physiology, healing principles, joint mechanics and developmental and ageing processes of the human body - which informs my mind and hands when working with clients.
I am not surprised that all components of my life are saturated with practices that connect myself and others to the physical body. Between my job as a PT, personal yoga and meditation practices, teaching yoga, and my love of outdoor activities, I spend the better part of each and every day practicing or facilitating some connection to the body. I truly respect and value any practice that helps me and others land comfortably in our bodies. “Land comfortably” does not mean pain, injury or illness free. It means that in the face of both health and injury or pain: having the interest and skills to continue moving, practicing, living and exploring through and within our bodies.
Doctorate of Science, Physical Therapy. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2012
Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy. University of New Mexico, 2001
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist. International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM), 2007-2011